Whitehouse Avenue, Borehamwood, Herts.

Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1927 and now

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2018

Whitehouse Avenue was originally to be called Cornwall Avenue.

Whitehouse Farm was situated on Furzehill Road, dated to the 18th century and originally spread over 200 acres. It was owned by the Church of England.

After the railway became established in the area, the population grew and as new industries were introduced more houses and roads were required, Drayton Road being the first in Boreham Wood. Developers began buying plots of land, mainly off of Shenley Road and Whitehouse Farm began to shrink. Road building off the north side of Shenley Road reached by 1918 as far to the east as Clarendon Road.

Between the wars, the founding of the film studios and work starting on the Laings estate off Elstree Way, resulted in large areas of farmland being lost. Postwar, the London County Council needed land to house London’s ‘population overspill’ and made a compulsory purchase of Laing’s land off Elstree Way, as well as farmland to the east of Theobald Street.

Whitehouse Avenue was started in the late 1920s and, being built on the land from the farm, was named after it. According to local historian Paul Walsh, when the farmland was originally being sold, the original planned names for new streets were Cornwall Avenue (Whitehouse Avenue), Sherbourne Avenue (Cardinal Avenue) and Connaught Avenue (Hillside Avenue).


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Irene Smith   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   

Keystone Passage, WD6
My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940s before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
105 Shenley Road, WD6 105 Shenley Road lies along the main street of Borehamwood.
66 Shenley Road, WD6 66 Shenley Road used to lie on the corner of Furzehill Road.
68 Shenley Road 68 Shenley Road was a shop on the corner of Furzehill Road - now disappeared.
ABPC Elstree Studios British National Pictures Ltd purchased 50 acres of land on the south side of Shenley Road and began construction of two large film stages in 1925. The first film produced there was Madame Pompadour in 1927.
Boreham Wood Baptist Church The Baptist Church, situated on the corner of Furzehill Road, opened on 14 July 1911.
Boreham Wood Engine Works The Boreham Wood Engine Works and Loco Packing Company was situated in Drayton Road.
Buses in Shenley Road A 292 and 358 in Shenley Road.
Fox and Clark Furniture Shop (1905) The Fox and Clark Furniture Shop was situated at 73 Shenley Road, Boreham Wood.
Hillside School Hillside School existed between 1939 and 2000.
Neptune House Neptune House, built as part of the ATV studios, is now part of the BBC studios.
Shenley Road (1930s) Shenley Road, Borehamwood in the 1930s
Shenley Road water tank Shenley Road tank was a fire prevention feature of Boreham Wood.
The Myriad Stores Added photo for 49 Shenley Road, WD6

NEARBY STREETS
Albert Square, WD6 Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Almond Way, WD6 Almond Way is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Baker Court, WD6 Baker Court is a location in London.
Borehamwood Shopping Park, WD6 Borehamwood Shopping Park is a location in London.
Brook Close, WD6 Brook Close is a location in London.
Brownlow Road, WD6 Brownlow Road was built together with Drayton Road.
Bullhead Road, WD6 Bullhead Road was one of the earliest streets of the Laing Estate.
Cardinal Avenue, WD6 Cardinal Avenue leads south off of Shenley Road.
Civic Offices, WD6 Civic Offices is a location in London.
Clarendon Mews, WD6 Clarendon Mews is a location in London.
Clarendon Road, WD6 Clarendon Road runs north from Shenley Road.
Drayton Road, WD6 Drayton Road is one of the older streets in Borehamwood.
Dunnock Close, WD6 Dunnock Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Elstree, WD6 Elstree is a location in London.
Essex Road, WD6 Essex Road was created just prior to the first world war.
Fairway Avenue, WD6 Fairway Avenue links Brook Road and Eldon Avenue.
Fairway House, WD6 Fairway House is a location in London.
Foster House, WD6 Foster House is a location in London.
Franklin Court, WD6 Franklin Court is a location in London.
Furzehill Parade, WD6 Furzehill Parade is a location in London.
Furzehill Road, WD6 Furzehill Road runs from Shenley Road to Barnet Lane.
George Street, WD6 George Street is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Goldfinch Way, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Goodwood Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, WD6 Grosvenor Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Hillside Avenue, WD6 Hillside Avenue was a pre-war road laid out from 1937 onwards.
Imperial Place, WD6 Imperial Place is a location in London.
Keystone Passage, WD6 Keystone Passage commemorates the Keystone factory.
Liberty Court, WD6 Liberty Court is a location in London.
Malden Road, WD6 Malden Road is parallel to Essex Road.
Maple Court, WD6 Maple Court is a location in London.
Martins Walk, WD6 Martins Walk is a location in London.
Maxwell Road, WD6 Maxwell Road is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Mildred Avenue, WD6 Mildred Avenue is a curious road, being in two halves.
Oakfield Court, WD6 Oakfield Court is a location in London.
Oakwood Avenue, WD6 Oakwood Avenue is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Penta Court, WD6 Penta Court is a location in London.
Shenley Road, WD6 Shenley Road is the main street running through Borehamwood.
Siskin Close, WD6 Siskin Close was built on the site of the Boreham Wood Engine Works.
Station Road, WD6 Station Road was laid out shortly after the railway was built to connect new industry built alongside the railway with the centre of the village.
Stratfield Road, WD6 Stratfield Road was built over the land of Tilehouse Farm in the late 1960s.
Sutton Path, WD6 This is a street in the WD6 postcode area
Turpin Road, WD6 A street within the KT17 postcode
Welbeck Close, WD6 Welbeck Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area
Whitehall Close, WD6 Whitehall Close was named for the Whitehall Studios which formerly stood on the site.
Woodlands Close, WD6 Woodlands Close is a road in the WD6 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
BBC Club Bar Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hart And Spool This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Thai Wan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Wishing Well This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Borehamwood

Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.

Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.

The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.

Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Aberford Park lake
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Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905)
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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1 Shenley Road, WD6
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7 Shenley Road, WD6
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35 Shenley Road, WD6
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In the neighbourhood...

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View of Borehamwood (1928)
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Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905)
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Richard Lidstone draper's shop on the corner of Shenley Road and Fuzehill Road (early 1900s)
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Junction of Shenley Road and Drayton Road (1930s)
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Summerswood Primary School
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Clarendon Road, WD6
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Shenley Road, WD6
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35 Shenley Road, WD6
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37 Shenley Road, WD6
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39 Shenley Road, WD6
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